2013 was a great year for TIS. Some of the major highlights include 15 international recognitions, 4 global symposiums, launch of LEARNow and product innovations like Personalized Learning Applications, Spreadsheet Simulations and MOOCs.
After 23 years in the custom learning space, and having delighted a global customer base of several hundred organizations, we continue to evolve and innovate using technology for better learning experience.
This year we launched LEARNow, a cross platform, our ecosystem for mobility. LEARNow is a cloud-based, cross-platform, cross-device mobile learning ecosystem that allows users to author and deliver seamless learning content that transcends mobile devices and operating systems, at one go. Our clients feel confident that the authoring capability here is comparable to the generic toolsets for affordable mobile conversion and deployment –we invite you to have a look (www.learnow.com)!
One of the most exciting partnerships we established was with a telecom major to develop a personalized learning environment. While adaptive learning technologies have been in the education space for some time, the transition to corporate learning environment often posed problems either due to constraints of an archaic learning management system or restrictions of security. Personalized learning environment is all about a cloud-based learner centric application that pushes content to the learner after reviewing his competency level based on his personal goals, as well as the community’s/organization’s expectations from him. How else would you want to see the multi-tasking millennial learn? With many learning experts socializing the concept of 70-20-10; the personalized learning environment is our answer to making the ‘70-20’ bit relevant and exciting to the millennial learner.
The emergence of spreadsheet-based simulations has also been of significance for us. Spreadsheet simulations blend classroom experience with highly interactive and complex models built with lower costs, reduced development timeline, customizable flexibility and, elegant graphical user interface.
Another trend that seems to be catching up is the advent of MOOCs (massive open online courseware) in education. While business models are still being debated and as educators unanimously critic about student adaption being not as high as student enrollment, we see a number of corporates already expressing interest to adapt the technology and concept for lifelong learning and professional development. We hope to launch a few MOOCs for our clients in the months to come!
Similarly, as mobile technology evolves into wearable devices, it remains to be seen if these platforms become a disruption in online learning. Meanwhile, our practice teams are prototyping formats using augmented reality to suit the appetite of such devices.
On a final note, the year 2013 also witnessed our association with Center for Talent Reporting as well as the introduction of TDRp standards to our customers globally.